• 7 p.m. Friday, August 23 to noon Sunday, August 25, 2019



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Notes from the Sober Side of the Street

Center City, MN

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Whether you are newly sober or have years of sobriety, there are recurrent themes, pitfalls and life challenges we experience when living in recovery. Join us for this weekend retreat as we learn to recognize our addictive thinking and behaviors, to continue our spiritual growth in recovery and to foster healthy intimacy and relationships. We will also discuss common myths and misconceptions about The Big Book and Twelve Step recovery that may be blocking us from moving our recovery forward.

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Russell Forrest

Russell Forrest, MA, worked and trained with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for nearly 20 years. After that, he served as program director of Sunshine Coast Health Centre in British Columbia. Russell currently works as a therapist in the Toronto-based Bellwood sex addiction treatment program. He is co-author of Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Survivor's Guide for Men, and has written a study guide to the book, Alcoholics Anonymous. Russell's belief that "our stories tell us what we need to do," is a cornerstone of his clinical work. He currently resides in Nova Scotia, miles and years from his birthplace of New York City. Russell regards his walk on the sober side of life as his greatest accomplishment.


Hazelden Betty Ford
Dan Anderson Renewal Center
15251 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Center City, MN 55012

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